International Exchanges – Netherlands: Tilburg University

Program Title: ISEP Tilburg University

netherlands-tilburgLocation: Tilburg, Netherlands

ISEP Website: ISEP Tilburg
University Website: Tilburg University

Students must be in good standing at Pitzer College. ISEP requires students to have a 2.75 or higher GPA. Applicants should also be entering their third year at the time of application. Most courses are intended for students who have completed entry level coursework in their major (at least 4-5 courses).

At least one area studies course is strongly recommended. Additional preparation: Language, Culture and Society; Intercultural Communications; Introduction to International/ Intercultural Studies; Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology


Students must first apply through Pitzer’s Office of Study Abroad and International Programs. If accepted by Pitzer, students will complete the ISEP Exchange application. If accepted by ISEP, students will then complete the University application.

Program Dates
Fall semester: late August to early January
Spring Semester: early January to late June
Academic Year: late August to late June

Required Courses
Students are required to take a full course load equivalent to four Pitzer course credits including a Dutch language course and one course with content on Dutch history, politics, literature or culture. In addition, students take the Pitzer course MLLC110 Intercultural Learning: Portfolio Writing via Sakai.

Intensive Language
Students are required to take a Dutch language course. Dutch language courses are offered in addition to regular classes during the academic year or semester.

Course Options
Tilburg is strongest in the fields of economics, social sciences and humanities, and all programs offer a number of courses in English. Learn more about options for exchange students by visiting the website. Their course availability website lists options for the current school year. Typically the same kind of courses are offered every year, however their are no guarantees so students need to be flexible.

Credit Possible
Pitzer students take a full course load of 30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) which is the equivalent of four Pitzer course credits. Students typically take 4 to 5 courses. In addition to a full course load at the university, students will earn 0.5 Pitzer course credits for the writing course via Sakai. (See above under Required Courses.)

Housing and Board Options
Students are housed in student apartments and given a stipend for purchasing meals at the cafeteria or preparing their own meals. Disabled students can be accommodated.